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Former Addict Finds Purpose In Biking

By on July 7th, 2015 | Last updated: July 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Andrew Tatum battled multiple addictions with hard drugs and junk food. Now he finds peace and purpose in biking and blogging about his struggles in order to help others.

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Gainesville City Commission Passes Ordinance On Synthetic Drugs

By on March 9th, 2015 | Last updated: March 9, 2015 at 7:53 pm

The Gainesville City Commission passed an ordinance banning synthetic drug use, adding a section to the current Code of Ordinances that clarifies what a synthetic drug is and providing penalties for possession, production and sale. The sweeping ban on the drugs allows law enforcement to more easily enforce the prohibition.

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Crohn’s Disease Patient Still Looking For Answers After Amendment 2 Fails

By on November 13th, 2014 | Last updated: November 13, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Amendment 2 failed in Florida by a narrow margin, resulting in outrage from the bill’s supporters. A student who suffers from Crohn’s disease gives his perspective on the use of marijuana for medical purposes in the wake of continued debate.

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Effects Of Drug Paraphernalia Ban On Gainesville Still Hazy

By on November 13th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

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The effects of the Florida Legislature’s recent “bong ban” on Gainesville are still unclear. There have not been any tangible changes in arrests for illegal drug use or the public image of marijuana.

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Gainesville man jumps through window after eating psilocybin mushrooms

By on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Nicholas Koster, a 20-yar-old Gainesville man, stripped down naked and jumped through a window after eating psilocybin mushrooms. Police found him around 4 a.m. Saturday with a cut on his back from the window.

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Two Ocala women arrested for drug use in jail visitation center restroom

By on April 10th, 2013 | Last updated: April 10, 2013 at 5:37 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrested Casey Brooke West, 26, and Ayla Susan Tillander, 27, both of Ocala.

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In the News: Gainesville drug suspects may be tied to Ocala burglary, Pandas FedEx-ed to Canada, babies starting solids too early, Anthony Lewis dies

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Police probe whether stolen gun ties Gainesville drug suspects to Ocala burglary – After a drug arrest early Sunday in Gainesville, Ocala police detectives are investigating a stolen gun found with the three men arrested. The gun was stolen from […]

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Mar. 20, 2013: Morning News in 90

By on March 20th, 2013 | Last updated: March 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

A video round-up of local, state and national stories for readers in North Central Florida.

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Marijuana eradication program uncovering statewide drug growth

By on March 13th, 2013 | Last updated: March 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

The Domestic Marijuana Eradication program is seeing success in stopping state cannabis growth. With DEA resources, the program is training local law enforcement agencies to identify, investigate and eradicate marijuana sites.

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New Florida law provides medical amnesty in drug overdose cases

By on October 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

The Florida law will not penalize those who call for help during a drug overdose, whether witnessed or experienced. This law follows several other 911 Good Samaritan laws across the country.

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